Police warn public over counterfeit currency in Monaro

Police have warned the community in the Cooma and Snowy Mountains areas to be careful when accepting cash after several counterfeit notes have been detected, NSW Police say.

yesterday a business in Perisher Valley received four fifty dollar notes that were found to be counterfeit.

In a separate incident on Wednesday 22 June, 2016 a retailer in Sharp Street at Cooma received nine counterfeit notes and reported the matter to local police.

Officers from Monaro Local Area Command seized the notes which will undergo a forensic analysis.

Investigators have released an image of a man they believe may be able to assist with inquiries into the incident at Cooma.

He is described as being of Pacific Islander appearance and aged between 30 and 40 years old.

He is of average height and build, with short dark hair and brown eyes.

At the time of the incident the man was wearing dark sports style clothing.

Anyone with information about counterfeit currency is urged to contact police immediately.

Police are urging retailers to take extra care when accepting payment with $50 notes and to ensure that they have familiarised themselves with all the security features of Australian currency.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stopers.